Young Company

First Stage Young Company, the Theater Academy’s award-winning training program for advanced high school actors is open to students who want to take their work to the next level. Accepted students will complete college and graduate-level training in Acting, Voice, Movement, and Shakespeare as well as electives ranging from Auditioning to Stage Combat to Dialects. In addition, the Young Company hosts master classes with guest artists from across the nation, produces a season of three plays, and facilitates special excursions to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and American Players Theater.

Class meets 9:30a-12:15p Saturdays throughout the school year with additional workshops and rehearsals scheduled separately.

Please prepare two contrasting memorized monologues, one classical (preferably Shakespeare), and one contemporary. There will also be an interview component to the audition. Plan to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete paperwork.

For questions, please contact Young Company Director Matt Daniels at mdaniels@firststage.org.

Young Company auditions for the 2019-20 School Year will be held in late August.


YOUNG COMPANY PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

Young Company Performance Projects are actor-driven presentations using elemental production values. By stripping down to a nearly bare stage, the connection of actor to audience is enhanced, and the words of the play come alive in exciting ways, allowing our award-winning students to showcase their graduate level skills with full length material, from Shakespeare to American classics to pieces commissioned specially for them.

2018-2019 YOUNG COMPANY PERFORMANCES

THE MIRACLE WORKER
By William Gibson
May 10 -19, 2019 

2019-2020 YOUNG COMPANY PERFORMANCES

THE WINTER'S TALE
By William Shakespeare
December 6 - 15, 2019 

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
May 8 - 17, 2020

Our Young Company season is sponsored by: